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Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest  

Join the Seattle Central College community for a visit and reading by Washington State Poet Laureate, Rena Priest. Priest will read new work from an unpublished collection, as well as poems from her first two books.  

Rena Priest is a poet and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She has been appointed to serve as the Washington State Poet Laureate for the term of April 2021-2023. She is the 2022 Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writing Fellow, a Vadon Foundation Fellow, and recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award. Her debut collection, Patriarchy Blues, was published by MoonPath Press and received an American Book Award. Her second collection, Sublime Subliminal, was published as the finalist for the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She is a National Geographic Explorer (2018-2020) and a Jack Straw Writer (2019). Priest holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.  


Video Archive

We were not able to record the COSI session with Rena Priest, but here are some amazing recordings of her on YouTube.